Campaign notes 10-30

October 29, 2000

Campaign notes 10-30

State doesn't require two votes

They're not running mates, but they're running as a team. Confused? You might not be alone.

Roxanne Ober and Bernadette M. Wagner are running as a slate for Washington County Board of Education. That means the two are sharing campaign expenses and hope to fill two of the four open seats on the board. But that doesn't mean that you have to vote for both candidates.

A total of eight people are running. The top four vote-getters will fill the open seats.

Bartlett-DeArmon dabate televised

The only debate between Roscoe G. Bartlett Jr. and challenger Donald M. DeArmon was held in Washington County last week, but you can still see it on television.

The 30-minute debate will be aired on Antietam Cable Channel 65 at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, Oct. 31 and Nov. 6.


The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is Tuesday.

Washington County voters who are physically unable to get to the polling place Nov. 7 must apply by mail or in person at the Election Office, 33 W. Washington St., Room 200, in Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-791-3030.

GOP committee offering free rides

The Washington County Republican Central Committee is offering party members rides to the polls on election day.

"We're going to tie a skateboard to the back so if Democrats want to ride along they can," joked Richard "Dick" Everhart, a member of the central committee.

Republicans who live in the Hagerstown area can call Washington County Republican headquarters, 301-739-2118.

In the Boonsboro area, call 301-432-6072. In the Smithsburg area, call 301-739-1385.

Republicans Alsatia club party

Washington County Republicans are planning a victory party at the Alsatia Club in Hagerstown, said Central Committee member Richard "Dick" Everhart.

Food and drinks will be provided on election night at the club, 141 W. Washington St.

Local Republican elected officials are expected to attend. Everhart is hoping U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett Jr., R-Md., will have time for a visit. Bartlett's re-election headquarters is in Frederick, Md.

Hecht raises funds at reception

Even though her re-election bid is two years away, Del. Sue Hecht recently held a fund-raiser in Washington County.

Hecht, D-Frederick/Washington, estimated she netted $4,500 at the $100-per-person reception held Oct. 22 at the home of Barry and Sue Tuckwell on Fountain Head Road.

"Washington County Salutes Sue Hecht," was the name of the fund-raiser. Sponsors included Wayne E. Alter Jr., Howard "Blackie" Bowen, Ron Bowers, Don and Jone Bowman, Michael Callas, Malcolm D. Davis, Merle S. Elliott, William C. Hetzer Jr., Dominic and Kathleen Perini and Richard W. Phoebus Sr.

Another local lawmaker held a fund-raiser this fall.

Sen. Alex X. Mooney, R-Frederick/Washington, held a $100-per-person event in Frederick, featuring Edwin Meese III, attorney general under President Reagan.

Panel to hold roundtable talk

What will the results of Election 2000 mean to you? A panel of local Republicans and Democrats will discuss the issues at a Hagerstown Community College roundtable on the eve of the election.

The Republicans will be represented by Del. Christopher B. Shank, Hagerstown City Attorney Mark Boyer and businesswoman Victoria Nelson. Boyer and Nelson are members of the Washington County Republican Central Committee.

For the Democrats, Washington County Democratic Central Committee Chairman Rick Hemphill will be joined by former municipal official Michael Harsh and Maryland Parole Commission Chairwoman Patricia Cushwa.

Topics will include health care, social security and the economy. Members of the audience will be able to ask questions.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Room 209 of the Career Programs Building at HCC.

For more information, contact Spring Ward at 301-790-2800, extension 409.

Rappaport gets PAC endorsement

The United Seniors Political Action Committee has endorsed Paul Rappaport, the Republican challenger of U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes.

Lady Legislators to stump for Gore

FREDERICK, Md. - Three women legislators will visit Hood College Nov. 2 in support of Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore.

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Maryland Del. Sue Hecht will speak in the Campus Commons Room in the Whitaker Campus Center from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call Hood's Office of Communication and Public Relations at 301-696-3800.

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